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MBrace launch with Live Crash Demonstration

MMI Conducts Live Ambulance Crash Test to Demonstrate Life-Saving New Safety System for First Responders and EMTs in Ambulance Compartment


(Westfield, IN) – On Thursday, March 16th, IMMI, the global safety leader in commercial vehicles unveiled a ground-breaking safety system for EMS responders that will better protect them in ambulance compartments.

“After five years of research and development, we’re excited to launch this groundbreaking innovation in advanced safety, called MBrace, which better protects the men and women who work every day to save lives transporting patients in ambulances,” said Larry Gray, IMMI CEO. “Working with our partners Horton Emergency Vehicles, a division of Rev Group, we’ve developed a safety system that we believe will be a game-changer.”

The CDC estimates that the fatality rate for EMS workers was more than 2 times the national average for all workers in traffic accidents.  “IMMI is excited to offer a new solution for these heroes which aims to decrease fatalities and injuries sustained by EMTs in the back of the ambulance during frontal collisions,” added Gray.

MBrace is currently only available on Horton Emergency Vehicles.  It was revealed as part of a live ambulance crash demonstration in front of more than 200 spectators and media at the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE).  CAPE is the premiere testing and validation center for commercial vehicles in North America. 

About IMMI: IMMI® is the trusted, global leader of safety solutions, helping to protect millions of lives every day. For 62 years, IMMI has led the way in developing, designing, testing and manufacturing innovative safety restraints and systems. IMMI’s safety products are found worldwide on car seats, heavy trucks, school buses, recreational/off road, military, fire/EMS, motor coach, and construction vehicles.  Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana and operating seven additional global facilities, IMMI is also home to CAPE®, the world’s leading state-of-the-art testing facility.  IMMI is an ESOP, and owned by its employees.